Polonia Warbud90-75

22-21, 14-16, 18-24, 36-14

Aris BSA

 

Date: 25.11.2003, 18:00hGroup:  CVenue:   Warsaw (POL) Spectators: 800
Referees:  Markus Grievink (GER), Vaclav Lukes (CZE)
TEAM LEADERS
Polonia Warbud Aris BSA
Rolandas Jarutis (22)PtsNestoras Kommatos (22)
Michal Hlebowicki (10)RebNestoras Kommatos (9)
Eric Elliot (5)AS3 players tied with 4
Rolandas Jarutis (3)STNikolaos Vetoulas (5)
Michal Hlebowicki (4)BSRyan Stack (1), Antti Nikkilä (1)

GAME REPORT

25.11.2003
Polonia-Warbud Warszawa 90 Aris Thessaloniki 75

Polonia Warbud took one step closer to the FIBA Europe League play-offs after a remarkable 4th quarter and 90:75 home victory over Aris Thessaloniki.

Polonia were forced to play most of the game without center Antonio Harvey who was suffering from the flu and was only on the floor for 9 minutes. That left Bosnian national team captain Samir Leric alone in guarding the Aris big men.

Aris, on the other hand, were playing their first game under new head coach Charles Barton, who replaced Vangelis Alexandris this week.

It was Polish forward Michal Hlebowicki who stepped up for the absent Harvey in the first quarter. He scored 8 points, was strong on the boards and had a spectacular block against Aris big man Ryan Stack.

Polonia established supremacy on the boards, but strong outside shooting from Nestoras Kommatos (11 first half points), Germaine Jackson and Stack, saw Aris take a 36:37 lead into the break.

Aris looked firm favourites to take the game as they increased their advantage in the 2nd half. The Greeks led 41:49, before Polonia came back to 51:53, but Aris rallied and finished the quarter ahead, 54:61.

The 4th quarter looked no different as Aris once again stretched their lead, this time to 9-points, 56:65. It was not until the 5-minute mark that Polonia suddenly came alive and a flurry of points, completed by a 3-pointer from Eric Elliot, tied the score at 67:67.

From that point onwards, Polonia could seemingly do no wrong. Coach Barton called for a timeout, but as soon as play started again Rolandas Jarutis hit a 3-pointer, followed by a 4-point play from Walter Jeklin.

Barton was forced to take another timeout but Polonia was on a roll and as soon as play resumed, Jeklin hit another three and the score was 77:69. Aris could not recover from the home team’s onslaught and Polonia went on to secure a sensational victory, 90:75.

Jarutis was the game MVP after scoring 22 points on 6/8 shooting and 9/10 free throws.

Nikolaos Vetoulas led Aris with 22 points and 9 rebounds.

COACH QUOTES

25.11.2003
Quotes Polonia Warbud Warszawa - Aris BSA Thessaloniki

Wojciech Kaminski, Head Coach Polonia Warbud:

"I’m very happy that we could win this game. We showed once again, that our team has a real character to play basketball. In the fourth quarter our key was to play successful defense. Aris was leading by nine points, but we still believed that we could win this game. I appreciate Rolandas Jarutis, which played excellent tonight."

Charles Barton, Head Coach Aris:

"Polonia’s speed really hurt us! They played a hard and good game. We couldn’t get control on their small players, especially Rolandas Jarutis. He just killed us. Another reason that we lost was their very good penetration and strong defense in the fourth quarter. I knew that Warbud is the team, which could get back to the game. I told my players, but… we lost."

Rolandas Jarutis, Polonia Warbud:

"I think that the most important moment for us was when the coach took the first time-out in the fourth quarter. He told us to play hard defense, and thus good play in offense will come. We played like this and this is why we won."

Ioannis Lappas, Aris:

"I appreciate Polonia for the hospitality in Warsaw. It’s very hard to say why we lost this game. Despite this lost, I think that our play improved after this couple of days with the new coach Charles Barton."

Top performers

Polonia Warbud Aris BSA

Rolandas Jarutis

 

Germaine Jackson

22Pts17
2Reb3
3AS4
3ST4
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Polonia Warbud Aris BSA
30/59FG M/A26/63
21/35 (60.0%) FG2P M/A20/43 (46.5%)
9/24 (37.5%) FG3P M/A6/20 (30.0%)
21/25 (84.0%) FT M/A17/24 (70.8%)
40 (14-26) Reb (O-D) 26 (11-15)
14AS14
17TO11
5ST14
5BS2
23PF26
90Pts75

PHOTO GALLERY

POLONIA WARBUD
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Harvey, A. 91/425.00/30.01/1100.02/2100.0112110005
5Jarutis, R. 236/785.75/5100.01/250.09/1090.01123130122
6Jeklin, W. 244/1040.01/425.03/650.03/3100.01231600414
7Nordgaard, J. 283/933.32/450.01/520.01/250.0044230018
8Sidor, K. 71/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0022000033
9Leric, S. 261/250.01/250.00/00.01/250.0459112153
10Roszyk, K. DNP
11Koszarek, L. DNP
12Hlebowicki, M. 348/1361.58/1172.70/20.02/366.773101204318
13Miloszewski, A. DNP
14Elliot, E. 385/1241.73/560.02/728.63/3100.00885300215
15Karwowski, L. 111/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0000000042
TOTAL30/ 5950.821/ 3560.09/ 2437.521/2584.01426401417552390
ARIS BSA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Jackson, G. 347/1450.07/1353.80/10.03/475.02134040217
5Koukouvinos, D. DNP
6Raicevic, M. 101/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0011110042
7Lappas, I. 231/425.01/250.00/20.03/3100.0011002045
8Kyritsis, A. 62/366.72/366.70/00.00/00.0000011024
9Charitopoulos, D. DNP
10Kommatos, N. 408/2040.04/944.44/1136.42/540.04594220422
11Vetoulas, N. 171/520.00/20.01/333.31/250.0000425034
12Bailey, T. DNP
13Likholitov, F. 101/333.31/333.30/00.02/2100.0213110024
14Stack, R. 403/1030.02/728.61/333.35/683.32460201312
15Nikkilä, A. 202/2100.02/2100.00/00.01/250.0123020125
TOTAL26/ 6341.320/ 4346.56/ 2030.017/2470.811152614111422675
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Polonia Warbud Aris BSA

Rolandas Jarutis

 

Germaine Jackson

22Pts17
2Reb3
3AS4
3ST4
0BS0
23Min34

TEAM STATS

Polonia Warbud Aris BSA
30/59FG M/A26/63
21/35 (60.0%) FG2P M/A20/43 (46.5%)
9/24 (37.5%) FG3P M/A6/20 (30.0%)
21/25 (84.0%) FT M/A17/24 (70.8%)
40 (14-26) Reb (O-D) 26 (11-15)
14AS14
17TO11
5ST14
5BS2
23PF26
90Pts75